I have been looking at tires too and these were my final choices also.
I just ordered a set of ES-100s.
I don't use the car on the track much any more (the 350Z has taken over
those duties) so I decided against the Falkens due to what others have told
me is a noise issue. The Falkens are loud. They are a little questionable
in the rain.
If your focus is high grip buy the Falkens. If lower lateral g's, longer
wear, and quieter running are your focus--get the ES-100s.
ps--Any other 350Z owners out there having brake problems?
Dick Ryan 650-312-4022 (24022)
Director of Risk Management
Franklin Templeton Investments
One Franklin Parkway 960/4
San Mateo, CA 94403-1906
Fax 650-312-5830 (25830)
From: Andrew Taylor [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:29 PM
Subject: Tires for a 2000
I've been looking around at performance tires, and two tires have
caught my eye. One is the Yokohama AVS ES100 (runs about $90 per
tire installed), and one is the Falken Azenis Sport, which would run
around $60 or so per tire installed. In either tire, I'd be running
a 195/60/14 on steel 14x5.5 rims.
In terms of price to performance, the Falkens seem like a great
choice, but I'm not an autocrosser, and although I don't plan on
taking my car OUT in the rain, it seems possible that I might be
bringing it home in the rain. So, are these tires too specialized
for somebody who wants the car to really handle well, but on the
street? Should I get the Yokohama's or something similar even though
they are more expensive?
Any and all opinions appreciated.
1970 2000 SRL311-13183
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